5 St Andrew's Hill are delighted to announce that Kalyani Kaul Q.C. has been appointed as a Circuit Judge by the Lord Chancellor.

Kaly was called to the Bar in 1983 and became a Recorder in 2009.  She took Silk in 2011 and is to be sworn in as a Circuit Judge in November 2015.  Her Honour Judge Kalyani Kaul Q.C. will be sitting at Snaresbrook Crown Court, with effect from 9 November 2015.

Kaly has spent much of the last 32 years defending in serious and high profile cases. Kaly is known for her extensive and wide ranging experience in heavy-weight criminal defence work.  In the last 10 years she prosecuted offences of murder, manslaughter, serious sexual offences and fraud. She has extensive experience in vulnerable witnesses, those with mental health issues, disclosure and pre-trial advisory work.  

Kaly is Chair of the North London Bar Mess, and is an Elected Member of the Committee of the South Eastern Circuit.  She was the Senior Circuit representative on the Bar Council ( 2013-14), a Vice President (former Chair) of the Association of Women Barristers, and one of the two Diversity Officers for the South Eastern Circuit.  

5 St Andrew's Hill would like to congratulate Kaly on her appointment, and wish her every success in her new role.